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Old 06-12-2014, 09:48 AM   #1
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Anyone have a 408 Stroker in their fox on here?

Trying to see what manual tranny is mostly ran with 408's and what major things need done for the swap.
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You can run a beefed up T5 or a TKO or a T56.
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I'd love to keep my T-5 but what main parts need beefed?
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Look up Astro Performance the have kits.
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Out of all the transmissions available you will not get a smoother shifting or better bang for the buck one than the Astro A5. It is also a solid 50+ lbs lighter than your other options and is a direct bolt in unlike the other options as well since it is still technically a T-5. You can re-use your factory bell, mount point is the same, same shifter, everything. The top level A5 is rated for 585ft lbs but that is conservative and honestly, after the 600hp level one might want to consider going automatic anyway. Some people will say that the A5 is problematic because of the stock case. Tony at Astro says otherwise but offers an aftermarket G-Force case as an upgrade if you really wanted it.

Other options for manuals would be the TKO series which all shift like semi truck transmissions, an aftermarket T-56 which is no longer made or the Magnum/6060 which is strong but the synchros are a compromise design with really small teeth that have already caused issues for multiple ppl.

I'd go A5 or a built 4R if it was me.


edit: There are 2 other less common options. You can get a T-45 or a 3650 built without the integrated bellhousing so they bolt up to any TKO style bell. They are both good for around 550-600ft lbs with a 26 spline upgrade and a fresh stock rebuild and all TSBs done. The only real advantage to these transmissions would be for those who want to keep a deep 3.37 first gear vs the 2.66-2.97 first gear that will come with everything else. This allows you to have a REALLY steep first gear setup but still have a .62 or .68 final overdrive.
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Will a 4r bolt on to that engine?
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Will a 4r bolt on to that engine?
Yes, the one for the V6 shares the same bolt pattern as the Windsor. Its a very common thing to get a newer 4R from a V6 built and install it behind a pushrod with a Baumann controller or a manual valve body.
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